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John Connolly recreates the Golden Age of Hollywood in this literary portrait of two men who found their true selves in a comedic partnership. When Stan Laurel was paired with Oliver Hardy, affectionately known as Babe, the history of comedy--not to mention their personal and professional lives--would be altered forever.
Publisher: New York :, Quercus,, 2018
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781635060577
Branch Call Number: FICTION CON
Characteristics: 456 pages ; 24 cm

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iankelso
Dec 06, 2018

If you have any interest in the comedy team of Laurel and Hardy, this book is extremely well written and interesting. It's a thoroughly researched, meticulous account of the duo, told through the life, mostly, of Stan Laurel...For some reason, the author has chosen to refer to Stan Laurel only as "He"...Hence the title...You soon get used to it...It's a fascinating, factual account of their both their colourful personal lives, and their history of movie making, with a lot of "fictional" dialogue, included....I also enjoyed reading about some of the other "characters" that were part of their lives, including Hal Roach and Jimmy Findlayson...Highly recommended.

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cjtich
May 28, 2018

Such a disappointment. Boring. I couldn't get past the first few chapters.

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